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Are smartphones and tablets really better than computers (laptop and desktop)?

  1. silverstararrow profile image82
    silverstararrowposted 5 years ago

    Are smartphones and tablets really better than computers (laptop and desktop)?

  2. forlanda profile image78
    forlandaposted 5 years ago

    It depends on what you are trying to do.  Smartphones and tablets have traditionally been good for consuming content--i.e. reading online news, watching videos, and listening to music.

    To some degree, they have production value, such as providing brief responses to emails, posting photos on your social network, capturing videos, and tweeting.

    If you want to do some heavy duty production, it is easier to do it on desktops or laptops, as they provide the option to view production content on significantly larger screens.  They also provide more horse power for processing and doing more complex operation.  In addition, the storage capacities on laptops and desktops far exceeds those of a smartphone or tablet.

    So the answer really is it depends.  If you only consume content, a smartphone or tablet is better; otherwise, go with a laptop or desktop.

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    dgmlanceposted 5 years ago


    As forlanda says it depends on what you do/use it for;

    A lot of companies are battling trying to integrate BYOD (bring your own devices) into their day to day systems. The advantage is that apps have made this increadibly easy for people to use information and have access to information using iPad and tablets. The problem is that now the backend infrastructure has to be engineered to be cross platform and seamless in its functionality. This means good design of your applications and functionality and writing good sound code where necessary.

    I will challenge forlanda on his storage comment, he is right in that for some applications you need a desktop but they way systems are designed and integrated storage is now also integral to any system and is available as part of a portal or a CMS (content management system) for everyone to have the same version of the truth which is centrally managed and updated.

    All of these depends on how the information that is used is avaialble, is it a webportal, a web application, does it require desktop processing or is it all server side. Is it corporate in use or public and for general consumption. These are questions that determine how information is accessed and used and if a tablet or a pc is needed.

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    kumar24894posted 5 years ago

    Laptop is much better than the tablets. Laptops have large memory and we carry them too. Read this hub for information about iPad 3 and get to know its disadvantages.

  5. jose7polanco profile image72
    jose7polancoposted 5 years ago

    They run the same programs (amazon kindle and windows xp kindle) and share software (pages for mac and pages for ipad) buti tell you the ocmputer version has more features than the mobile version. Great for traveling but not as good for working at home or school sometimes.